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The Set of 400: #394 – My Favorite Sword-Wielding Goofball

Today! Because the enemy isn’t a bunch of sparrows and crows –

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Starring Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Yoshio Inaba, Daisuke Kato, Seiji Miyaguchi, Minoru Chiaki, Isao Kimura, Yoshio Tsuchiya

This one is a major outlier on the entire list. Not to spoil the forthcoming year(s), but don’t expect a ton of foreign films down the road, and really don’t anticipate this kicking off a deluge of samurai films. I mean, I love me some shitty kung fu movies, the ones you find in dollar bins at the Steamtown Malls of the world (Shoutout, downtown Scranton, PA!), but you won’t see them crop up in the limited space of my favorite movies ever made. Sorry, Catman in Lethal Track!

But don’t sleep on this movie, if you like unmitigated garbage

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